White Elephant Sale

White Elephant Sale

Updated January 2021

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board will be holding the 2021 White Elephant Sale online. The new online store will be open for a limited period in the late spring of 2021 and will offer thousands of wonderful items at the same great prices you know and love. Please visit the Oakland Museum Women’s Board website at whiteelephantsale.org for more information.

The Women’s Board has come to this decision to ensure the safety of the volunteers, shoppers, and donors who participate in the much-anticipated sale each year. A thousand dedicated volunteers organize the 96,000 square foot warehouse year-round in preparation for the sale.

For the past 5 years, the White Elephant Sale has generated over $2 million each year to support the Oakland Museum of California. OMCA greatly appreciates the hard work and generosity of all the past, present, and future volunteers who have supported OMCA over the past 62 years with the White Elephant Sale. The safety of the Women’s Board volunteers and all those involved is of utmost importance, and we thank you for your understanding. 

The White Elephant Sale's Do Not Take list has been revised due to the pandemic. To ensure the safety of volunteers, the volume of donations will be reduced to create effective distancing and a safe working environment in the warehouse. The full list can be found here.